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This club is for non precious metal and base metal coins. Wether you are an avid collector or you just have a few, please share your photos and information here.

  1. What's new in this club
  2. I've been collecting the RM silver Christmas coins for the last few years, and have recently started wondering which of the special edition/anniversary BU £2 or 50p coins issued by the Mint might be worth picking up with an eye to tucking them away as longer term investments. The coins that I am thinking of are usually offered at £10, in a carded presentation pack; whilst on the face of it, they might not seem to offer much potential for future capital growth, you need only look at some of the prices achieved that the fabled Kew Gardens 50p on eBay! Some of the ones in their original card and Royal Mint sealed polythene packaging have gone for between £180-£200+ The question is, which other ones might be worth picking up and tucking away for a few years? The RAF collection strikes me as one possible candidate, as do The Armistice and D-Day £2 coins. Your thoughts please, ladies and gentlemen.......
  3. Hi All, I was thinking about the posts I see on this forum, what comes up for sale on eBay, and what is mentioned in auction sites and on coin websites and came to the following conclusion. If it isn't old copper (think US large cents or British Colonial currency), ancient (non-PM roman coins for instance), or a Mint Error (some lovely mules, off center strikes, and planchet errors) then people seem to only want to buy, sell, trade, and talk about "silver & gold". Of course, the whole idea behind the silver forum is for people interested in silver (and gold), but I've noticed that trend in almost every other aspect of coin collecting. I mention this because some of my favorite coins are base metals and, at least in the US, some copper/bronze cents can go for significant amounts of money depending on condition and mintage figures. Is the PM market flooded because there is significant variety? speculators? an ideology? easier to collect these coins? Just trying to share my love of non-PM currency and find out if I'm simply strange or a part of a larger community that is a bit quieter.
  4. @kiskelo It could be worth posting in this thread too since it's a bit quiet in this club.
  5. Standing on the shoulders of giants, years 2003, 2009, 2010
  6. I think that if one looks at a few sets over a few years/range - not much appears to change throughout! A few years ago, I inherited from my father, a collection of the annual sets from the royal mint. I had no idea he was into coin collecting, whilst I had been collecting/stacking PM's so as consequence I have an enjoyably large coin collection However my collection 1982 to 2018 (yes I have continued to collect the series) the annual sets through out have thrown up some very nice surprises - like the "Kew gardens" BUNC/Proof for one (Highly sort after by collectors) I have, over the last couple of years back dated/purchased quite a few sets to expand the collection backwards with the intention of completing decimalisation through to the end of the current reign! (bit morbid I know!) but the set I have will have "the longest reigning monarch" on all coins, with the intention to hand this down to my grandson.
  7. 3 months in and my copper rounds from BYB are still looking nice and shiny My feeling is that they are something nice/different to add to my collection of stuff, but as an investment copper is not really practicable as one would need a huge warehouse in which to stack sufficient quantities of the stuff so as to make it viable.
  8. I wonder about copper rounds myself. Do they oxidize and turn green? Do people buy copper bars and rounds frequently? I'm so used to assuming people want to buy and sell silver and gold due to inflation or investment. However, I'm not sure how copper fits into that or if it is more an industrial metal that you're betting on creeping up in value. I also, as an aside, can't think of a single modern coin that is made from copper or bronze near the 90% mark. The US nickel is 75% copper and 25% nickel the very common modern "cupro-nickel" coin composition, but I don't know of any that are bronze or entirely copper.
  9. Today see the Royal Mint 2018 Nutcracker Chrismas 2018 £5 BU Coin Pack please click on the link below for further details delivery 2-3 weeks https://www.thecoinconnection.co.uk/product/the-christmas-nutcracker-2018-uk-5-bu-coin-pack/
  10. Does anyone collect the Euro coins? Mint sets? Pull them from circulation to collect all the countries representing the EU in say 1 euro? I'm curious because I love the look and feel of the Euro coin and some of the designs are quite nice, like the Latvian ones and the lower denomination French Euro cents, but I don't often see or hear about people collecting them. Thanks!
  11. The last one (with the "M") is a Byzantine copper follis.
  12. The definitive sets don't have all the commemorative coins in them they have the basic design coins that do not change every year https://www.royalmint.com/our-coins/ranges/annual-sets/the-2017-united-kingdom-definitive-coin-set/ Some commoratives are included in the annual coin sets but even then it's not all of them https://www.royalmint.com/our-coins/gifts/fathers-day/The-2018-United-Kingdom-Brilliant-Uncirculated-Annual-Coin-Set/ "The only way to own a selection of 2018 Brilliant Uncirculated commemorative and circulating coins" Both sets are bu but are available in proof as well doesnt dpl basically just mean it's shiny ?
  13. What do the forum members think of the UK coin sets that come out every year? I've seen two sets available in recent years - one is the "definitive" set which has all commemorative designs on coins made from base metal and intended for circulation and the other an "annual" coin set which is more like a date set with high quality strikes of coins meant for circulation. I haven't been buying the sets, but I do love the designs of most of the bimetallic 2 pound coins! Related question, which one of the below would you rather have an MS 65 DPL or an MS 67 without the DPL designation?
  14. Today, see the release of a new £5 coin, to celebrate the 5th Birthday of HRH Prince George of Cambridge Royal Mint Price is £13 our price is £12.... Delivery approx.2-3 weeks Please click on the link below: https://www.thecoinconnection.co.uk/product/2018-hrh-prince-george-5th-birthday-5-five-pound-coin-pack/
  15. The copper rounds are cheap, so you can't go wrong on these. But I do not be leave the will become valuable anytime soon. I only buy vintage copper coins in TOP quality, MS64 is the minimum grade I buy. These are collector coins, so for most you have to pay way over spot price. If you pick the right coins with a colorful patina, the will become more valuable then coins without a colorful toning.
  16. I think it's always good to have a few different varieties in your stack I too have a few copper rounds and the ones that I have that I like the most are the zombucks copper rounds
  17. I have these coins which I really don’t know anything about them, all I can say is that they are old. I would like to sell these, if they are coins that are worth selling? Would appreciate any info on these coins and if anyone wants to buy any of these coins, just make me an offer?
  18. I've just made my first departure from gold and silver coins, and have purchased a few copper Maple rounds from BYB. what are peoples' thoughts on my choice, and I'd also be interested to hear your thoughts on what other copper coins/rounds I should be considering.....
  19. Suggest it in this section https://thesilverforum.com/forum/11-forum-questions-comments/
  20. Hi, a question please: how do we propose a new category, either for a club or in the forum?
  21. Hello everyone It's lovely to have a new club especially for base metal coins. My company is The Coin Connection Limited and we have 1000's of BUNC packs in stock, if you are missing any? We also sell new releases, cheaper than the mint too. The next release is Monday 9th July, I will put a link up, so you will be able to see the new release first and order if you wish. In the meantime, please click on the link below to view the range: https://www.thecoinconnection.co.uk/product-category/british-coins/bu-gift-packs/
  22. Glad to see this! Posts to follow once I'm done celebrating America's birthday...